Question about Western Digital 250GB MyBook External USB 2.0 250 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

My external hdd stopped working two days ago...it's turned on and everything seems normal,but my pc just wont recognize it...i tried it on another computer and it also didn't work...it takes a long time for HDD icon to appear on "my computer" and when it appears I can not enter it...autoplay also doesnt start like usually

Posted by Anonymous on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that hasĀ over 500 points.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 223 Answers

You may try putting your hard disk into another box to see if it works. If it does it is a box problem if it doesn't it's an hard disk problem

Posted on Mar 13, 2011

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I bought it about 5 months ago only used it few times to store some data other and that was it, i pluged it few days ago and it was working fine and i left it connected to my laptop on idle and when l


do you mean the HDD doesn't get recognized ? if yes den as per your info you mentioned that the hdd is 5 months old and Sony or any other manufacture have a warranty for them so you can easily ask them for a repair
But that's the hardest part .. download parttion mini home wizard named software and install it and connect your hdd and open the software and look that does the hdd gets recognized in it ? if yes then check its size and partition type and if its all ok then try to see if it works and also try it on another pc or Go for the first part

Mar 26, 2014 | Sony HDE1/B 1TB External USB Hard Drive...

1 Answer

My hdd isnt recognized on my game consoles or my pc. but a few days ago it worked perfectly on my sisters pc. now it doesnt respond at all


I'm sorry to say that this may be due to a corrupt HDD. WD Hard drives tend to die far too fast (I know this too well unfortunately).

If this is under warranty, I would call up WD support service for a free replacement.

If you want to take more invasive steps, I will be happy to help you try and recover your files.

Feb 23, 2011 | Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB...

1 Answer

External HDD no longer recognized by new win7 PC


Probably not the right answer for your problem. Mine is an external 1 TB Simple Drive. Mine wouldn't respond at all. I unplugged the power cable from the back of the hard drive and replugged it in and instantly it worked. I had tried rebooting the computer, plugging/unplugging over and over into the computer and that didn't work.

Jun 19, 2010 | Maxtor OneTouch 4 500GB External USB 2.0...

1 Answer

My compure wont recognize my external hard drive.


check if your external hdd connect to the pc.. cables is important..

Aug 24, 2009 | Computers & Internet

4 Answers

PC won't recognize flashing Western Digital External Hard Drive


First, I recommend changing the USB cable. Try it on another computer to see if it works. If that does not work the next part is more complicated. You may not want to do it.

Open the box and remove the hard drive. Open your turned off computer and attach the data and power cables and support the drive next to the computer with no stress on the cables. Turn the computer on and see if you now have a new drive.

Problem: there are two kinds of drives: IDE and SATA. IDE has a wide 40 wire data cable and big flat 4 connector power cable. SATA has a small (usually RED color) data cable and a small power connector. There is now way anyone could confuse the two types.

If your computer and external drive match you can check the external this way. If the are opposite, you are snookered. Beyond these suggestions, there is not much more I can do.

May 29, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

1 Answer

Windows XP stopped recongizing eGo external Hard Drive I just installed a new iomega eGo 1 TB desktop Hard Drive yesterday, got the bugs worked out and my Dell w Windows Xp seemed to recognize it, Today,...


2 things... the USB port is bad, or the USB cable is too long and the HDD isn't getting a good signal.

1. Try another port and see if that works

2. Nip over to WalMart, Circuit City, Micro Center, PC World or Best Buy and get a shorter, Thicker USB cable of the same type - a cable which can provide the signal strength your ext HDD requires.

Also a possibility... The HDD may be 'lost' as Win cannot accept one of that size or the label/signature fell off and it is an orphan. It MUST have a driveletter, and it MUST have a special WIN signature byte on the HDD for it to work.

Bootup as normal, let everything get quiet, then plug in the ext HDD

Rt Click My Computer, Manage, Device Manager and in the Rt side, highlight the TOP icon. Then under Help, click the Computer with magnifying glass icon and wait. This forces your OS to 'Look' for any new devices.

When it finishes looking, look again under My Computer to see if your new HDD is now there. It will have to be formatted and have a driveletter for this part to work. Jump down to Disk Manager and see if it is there. You may have to Rt. Click and import it as a foreign drive or Rt click and give it a Driveletter ;-) If it is not, use a shorter, thicker (more wires) USB cable and try again.

Windows doesn't like Any HDD without win signatures on them - aka:'foreign disks' so ANY time this happens, if OS doesn't see it, use disk manager and Import it, then Rt click it and give it a Diskletter.

Jan 15, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

LaCie PC


Try to put hdd in ( for whillem 74) another EXTERNAL!Or just buy new external then put hdd in new external.There is no way to repair it i think!!!

For Fiddler 51 Try hdd in external if it wont acept also then hdd is damanged!

Dec 04, 2007 | LaCie Design by F. A. Porsche 160 GB Hard...

1 Answer

External hard drive


Problem is just external...First try in another pc,if it still wont work so just buy new external and put that hdd in new external...

Nov 30, 2007 | FireLite (USBFLB80) Hard Drive

Not finding what you are looking for?
Western Digital 250GB MyBook External USB 2.0 250 GB Hard Drive Logo

85 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Western Digital Computers & Internet Experts

Marcin

Level 2 Expert

191 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76682 Answers

Mike

Level 3 Expert

4340 Answers

Are you a Western Digital Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...